Maritza is Emmalee’s biological little sister, who was born exactly one year after Emmalee. Upon her birth, doctors noticed Maritza also had a cleft lip and nasal deformity, and a partial right palate that would all require corrective surgery. She underwent a cleft lip and nose reconstruction surgery at just nine weeks old. The family was overjoyed with another successful surgery. Maritza will also require a bone graft when she is older, but for now she is doing great and having fun in head start.
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